Posted by: Tobias | December 20, 2008

Capitalism, how I love thee

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) — The shoe hurled at President George W. Bush has sent sales soaring at the Turkish maker as orders pour in from Iraq, the U.S. and Iran.

The brown, thick-soled “Model 271” may soon be renamed “The Bush Shoe” or “Bye-Bye Bush,” Ramazan Baydan, who owns the Istanbul-based producer Baydan Ayakkabicilik San. & Tic., said in a telephone interview today.


Baydan has received orders for 300,000 pairs of the shoes since the attack, more than four times the number his company sold each year since the model was introduced in 1999. The company plans to employ 100 more staff to meet demand, he said.

Source (via Mahalanobis)



  1. So after all, it was all a guerilla marketing stunt?! Well done…

    Just in case you are interested in throwing shoes at German politicians, visit

  2. Sorry for the spamming with German shoe-related Weblinks, but I just love this whole shoe-throwing incident…Dittsche picked it up and lays out how the infamous “Schumilette” is a far superiour flying object to Baydan’s “Wanderschuh”:

  3. Feel free to spam my posts with Ditsche at any time!

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